What is LoonshotS Lab
This is an experimentation lab that wants to radically accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We plan to do this by training the next generation of experts.
This is a place for explorative interdisciplinary teams to work towards connecting the dots on how to bridge knowledge creation and action. Our focus is on academics working and researching the most pressing global challenges, the kinds of problems that keep people up at night (e.g., security, pandemic resistance, climate action). And while we seek experts we also understand wicked problems are not compartmentalized by disciplines or departments. By connecting diverse ideas and people, we welcome the possibility that creativity can emerge from the least expected places.
Hone Your Craft
(beginning in Aug)
You will explore along side other change-makers five modules:
Importance of play in innovation
Growth opportunities as an expert outside academia
Accidental Genius: writing for clarity
Mindset: failure as a growth process
Voice: hsharing your ideas with non-technical audiences
I work with a small number of individual 1:1 to help on a specific project where the "outcome" is very well defined. This can range from getting your thought leadership published, translating research to policy briefs, or career transitions.
The people that most benefit from 1:1 have defined their "need" in clear terms, and I bring tools and systems to help you structure your thinking and reach your specific outcomes.
In a world of change, the learners shall inherit the earth, while the learned shall find themselves perfectly suited for a world that no longer exists.
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals are a plan of action for sustainable development with a time horizon of 2030. There are 17 SDG and they range from the eradication of poverty and hunger, to gender equality, to improved access to education and sustainable cities, to name a few. These are centered around economic, social and environmental goals agreed by all 193 United Nations' signatory governments in 2015. The UN has been tasked with mobilizing governments and resources towards meeting these goals. The SDG's were crowdsourced from around the world and are considered the best bet to survive and thrive in the 21st century.